Scripture Verse

Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring. Exodus 14:13


Henry L. Gilmour (1836–1920)

Words: Hen­ry J. Zel­ley, 1896.

Music: Hen­ry L. Gil­mour (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Zel­ley (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


When Is­ra­el out of bond­age came,
A sea be­fore them lay;
My Lord reached down His migh­ty hand,
And rolled the sea away.


Then for­ward still—’tis Je­ho­vah’s will,
Though the bil­lows dash and spray.
With a con­quer­ing tread we will push ahead;
He’ll roll the sea away.

Before me was a sea of sin,
So great I feared to pray;
My heart’s de­sire the Sa­vior read,
And rolled the sea away.


When sor­rows dark, like stor­my waves,
Were dash­ing o’er my way,
Again the Lord in mer­cy came,
And rolled the sea away.


And when I reach the sea of death,
For need­ed grace I’ll pray;
I know the Lord will quick­ly come,
And roll the sea away.


Israel Crossing the Red Sea
Henri Frédéric Schopin, circa 1855
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